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IPOH, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) has emerged as the first runner-up for the Special Awards in the National Energy Awards (NEA) 2022 under the Institute of Higher Learning category recently.
Spearheaded by UTP Low Carbon Campus (LCC) Taskforce, this is UTP’s inaugural win for this prestigious award, recognising the university’s effort in reducing the intensity of total carbon emission at campus. The Taskforce targets best practices in five areas - energy efficiency, mobility, water, waste and greenery (forest and landscape). UTP’s dedicated effort in holistic LCC management has been proven effective as the university’s carbon emission has continually reduced throughout the past years.
“Organised by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) on Sept 14, NEA provides an important platform to provide recognition to Malaysia’s industry leaders in the growing green technology-related products, services and energy service sectors for adopting and implementing sustainable energy practices,” the statement said.
Established in 2018, the NEA is part of the government’s strategic efforts to expand public acceptance and industry participation in the energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies sectors.
The award acknowledges forward-thinking sustainable concepts and practices in four categories namely Energy Management, Energy-Efficient Building and Renewable Energy.
“The fourth category is Special Awards that recognise the efforts of institutions, namely Institutions of Higher Learning, Energy Performance Contractors and Sustainable Energy Financing, in raising awareness and for encouraging the adoption of sustainable practices,” the statement read.
It said UTP aspires to be a leader in Low Carbon Campus (LCC) whereby as an institution that focuses on engineering, science and technology, the university will leverage its talents, technologies and resources to reduce carbon emissions on campus by 2030.
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